Our Lion Series sculptures are inspired by the iconic lion images captured in the wild by Beverly and Dereck Joubert, renowned National Geographic photographers, filmmakers, and conservationists. More than 25 years ago, this husband-and-wife team began filmmaking in Botswana, in southern Africa, at the same time Beverly launched her photography career. Through their unique films and photos, the Jouberts have embarked on a mission to document the lives of lions and other key African wildlife species. Beverley’s expressive work has appeared in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine, as well as in more than 100 other magazines worldwide, while together, the Joubert’s films have reached hundreds of millions of viewers across the world.
Nationally renowned sculptor Brad Oldham's Together depicts a tender, less-often-seen side of the lion species, illustrating a proud male protecting and bonding with his cub. Detailed, expressive, and imaginative, Oldham's sculpture encapsulates the heart and soul of these magnificent creatures and embodies the mission of National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative in one awe-inspiring fine art piece. Founded by the Jouberts and the National Geographic Society, the Big Cats Initiative is a long-term effort to stem the decline of big cats in the wild. The National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative, Brad Oldham, and Pure Sculpture have formed a partnership that is actively working to save endangered big cats through the impactful medium of sculpture.
- The Making of Together